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Am I Eligible for Social Security Benefits as a Spouse?

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Under Social Security, spousal benefits present an important source of income. But, there are several important factors and issues that must be considered. Determinations regarding available benefits and timing can be difficult.


This flowchart helps guide you through the process by looking at these common issues:


  • Eligibility and age considerations
  • Spouse vs. ex-spouse implications
  • Impact of a remarriage
  • Impact of having children
  • Timing and amount of benefits available

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